langley eNews 
2/8 / 2018  

The deadline for submitting a yearbook tribute  to congratulate your graduating senior (a "senior ad") is Feb 16. 
It's always so sweet to see the little kid pics and words of support for the seniors. For more info about creating a senior yearbook ad , go to or
pick up a flyer from door 1207 .  

The Capitol Steps event funds your ANGP!  Be sure to buy tickets for the performance this Sunday, Feb 11 in the Auditorium at 7 pm. Click here. Plus,  the more you sell, the bigger your chance to win an ANGP-sponsored 2018 prom ticket in the raffle.

Langley Leap application packets  were handed out last week in Government classes. They're  due  Fri, April 6 for any eligible student wishing to participate in this senior internship opportunity . For more info, click here .

Feb 27 at 6 pm is our Junior Class Dinner , followed by college planning night hosted by Student Services. If you can't recall if you bought tickets, email Maura Bollinger,or Ann Haley, Or you can purchase tickets by using the class dues form and sending in your payment ($20 per person) to the main office.

Last chance to sell Capitol Steps tickets to get entries for the 2018 Prom Ticket Raffle held by ANGP.  Tickets for the performance this Sun, Feb 11, at the Auditorium can be bought by clicking here or at the door for check or cash.

The final Driver's Ed "Parents for Safe Teen Driving" Program is this coming Tues, Feb 13.  Doors open at 6:30 pm close at 7 pm sharp!

Just a quick reminder that the second Class of 2021 Parent Forum is this Fri, Feb 9!  The meeting will be held at Cooper MS in Room 130 from 9:30-11:00 am. Our featured speaker will be Betsy Shomaker presenting information about the x2VOL portal, a new tool for students to track their volunteer service hours for the next four years.
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notes from the ptsa president
Looking for indoor activities this coming rainy weekend?  Langley has some options for you!

Friday wraps up the regular season for basketball. Our teams will match up against South Lakes with the girls playing away and the boys at home. As this is the last home game for the boys, 
they'll be celebrating Senior Night.   Come cheer on your fellow Saxons!

On Sunday, get ready for some good laughs at the Capitol Steps performance (see below for more details). You can experience intense competition and comedy all from the warmth of your seats in the Langley gym and auditorium.

And, if you're looking to fill more February days in your calendar, don't miss the band concert on Feb 21 and the Langley pyramid orchestra concert on Feb 22, both at 7 pm in the Auditorium.

Lastly, our snowed-out January Principal's Coffee/PTSA meeting has been rescheduled for Wed, Feb 28We were happy to be able to coordinate this new date with our featured speaker, Dr. Heather Tedesco, so we can hear her presentation on "Talking To Your Teens About the Tough Stuff." 

As the cold weather continues to cause delays and cancellations, be sure to check the Langley calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.  See you at Langley!

~ Jennifer Feinstein, PTSA President
saxons, did you know?

Saxons, did you know . . .  approximately 1 in 5 high school seniors report misusing prescription drugs at least once.

Saxons, did you know? gives an important piece of info on drugs, alcohol or mental wellness. We hope these messages serve as conversation starters about substance use, stress and decision making with your teen and family.
free prom ticket drawing!
The Capitol Steps is this Sunday!  If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, there's still time!  

The performance is this coming Sunday, Feb 11, at 7 pm in the LHS Auditorium. Don't know who the Capitol Steps are? View this link to see! Everyone is invited for a night of bipartisan fun!

Tickets are $35.00 and can be bought at the door (check or cash only) or through this link. Can't make it to the show? Buy a ticket and donate it to a Langley teacher or staff member. They need a good laugh every now and then, too.

Underclassmen, support your favorite junior or senior by buying your Capitol Steps tickets from them.  Each Capitol Steps ticket sold by a senior or junior gets them another entry into the ANGP-sponsored raffle to win one of two tickets to the LHS 2018 Prom. Questions? Check out the ANGP webpage or contact Annette Bellino at
tix for teachers
We appreciate the generosity of the families who donated Capitol Steps tickets to the staff raffle.  Thanks to these donations, Jason McBeth (psychologist), Jan Dabroski (testing coordinator) and Mike Barrs (systems of support advisor) will be attending the show on Sunday night. More ticket donations would be welcomed as we didn't have enough tickets to give to all the staff members interested in attending. We'd love to be able to give tickets to all the staff members who want to attend. Contact Annette Bellino at to make a donation.
old t-shirts can help shelter animals
Don't throw away your old t-shirts -- they can be re-purposed!  I am a Girl Scout working on Gold Award and I am leading the Saxon Service Dog Toy Activity. Your old t-shirts are transformed into dog toys to benefit over 12 shelters in Virginia and New Jersey. I have two collection boxes for donations of t-shirts, both of which are in the new wing, the first is directly next to the band room, and the second is in the main office All donations are appreciated!     

~ Nicole Haley, LHS Junior
our smart saxons
Samina Mondal and Ashley Zhang  were among 7 FCPS students who earned Honorable Mentions from the National Center for Women and Information Technology, recognizing their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.   Way to go, girls.
scholastic bowl successes
Tweet from Coach Healy: Saxons finish 3rd in Super-Regionals. Overall record for Scholastic Bowl 11-4 this season. Only losses to state qualifiers Robinson and McLean. No shame there. Great season! Good luck to Rams and Highlanders at states.
engineering conference
Marshall Academy and George Mason U are hosting the 2nd annual National Engineers Week Youth Conference on Sat, Feb 17, 9 am to 2 pm, at the GMU Fairfax campus for middle and high school students. The conference will include workshop sessions on bioengineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering and cybersecurity. Attendees will get insider tips on how to pursue an engineering degree and will have the opportunity to network with guest speakers, future engineers, and IT professionals. Ken Harvey, former NFL linebacker and author, will serve as the keynote speaker. Click here to register for this free event (tickets are limited). All minors must be accompanied by a parent. 
looking for ap proctors
It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to AP testing.  School counselors proctor all the AP tests every day for 2 weeks, starting May 7. We need parents to supplement our ranks so we're sure to have all the proctors necessary to comply with AP regulations. The AP students always appreciate a friendly face. If you'd like to volunteer, contact me at, or send any of the counselors an email. 

~ Susan Murphy and LHS Counselor Gao-Jua
girls' basketball: Look who got covered in an article in the Washington Post! All three teams will conclude the regular season this Friday with games at South Lakes. Varsity will begin their quest for a third straight district championship next week. 

swim & dive:  The team competed in the northern region swimming championships and had an AMAZING weekend of swimming. The men's team achieved a second place finish! Many swimmers improved their times, and five new team records  were set by Will Koeppen, Darius Truong, Casey Storch, and Tyler Zuyus. Those boys will be advancing to States, along with Chase Bradshaw, Johnny Bradshaw, Robert Luebke, Justin Gomez, Mason Greenblatt, Megan Jungers, Natalia Rongione, Erica Barton and Hanna Sun. We know they'll do a great job representing Langley!
Spring sports tryouts begin on Mon, Feb 19. Students must have the following to be eligible to tryout. 
1. Completed VHSL form turned into the Activities Office. Click here for form. 
2. Concussion Education program completed by student and one parent. Click here and complete now. 
3. Emergency care form can be found here. Turn it into the coach's mailbox located in the Activities Office.

Additional eligibility requirements can be found on our website by clicking hereFor tryout dates and times for each sport check the sport and then click on the "NEWS" tab for information.  To be eligible to tryout, all requirements must be complete BEFORE the first day of tryouts, so don't delay!  
new club applications due
Is your student interested in starting a new club at Langley? The deadline to submit a new club application is  Friday, Feb 9th. For more information, click here. Questions?  Contact  Nancy Ayoub in the activities office, .
summer opportunities
Many students take the summer to advance their academic program, t o sharpen their skills, to learn something new, or to participate in fun camps and institutes. FCPS 2018 summer learning opportunities include a Credit Recovery Academy that offers credit recovery courses, intervention, and test remediation classes; a credit accrual program and summer institutes at TJHSST; online courses and classes, including Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance; as well as intervention and enrichment camps and institutes.
Program dates, tuition, and registration information are now available on the FCPS Summer Learning Programs
senior ethics forum - more adult volunteers needed!
This year our Senior Ethics Forum will be held on Tues, Mar 13 from 8:15 am to 2:45 pm and we need adult volunteers!

What is the LHS Senior Forum?
Seniors rotate through modules where an ethical dilemma is presented, followed by small or large group discussions. We need volunteer table leaders to work with groups of 8 students to facilitate small group discussion in each module. A brief training session for table leaders is provided.

Why should I volunteer at a Senior Forum?
Since we all know that our kids talk and listen more when their parents aren't around, senior parents, teachers and school staff do not serve in this capacity, so we need parents of underclassmen or adults outside of the Langley parent community.

You can click here to sign up. If you'd like more information, contact Kim Wenk at

You don't have to be a LHS parent to volunteer . If you know of anyone who would be interested, please give them the sign up link or refer them to Kim.   Feedback from the past senior classes has been overwhelmingly positive. We have table leaders who return year after year and truly value spending the day with Langley seniors. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this important program.
Feb 9
Freshman Parent Coffee, 9:30-11 am, Cooper MS, Room 130
LHS Winter Play
Feb 11
Capitol Steps, 7 pm, Auditorium
Feb 13
Driver's Ed Program "Parents for Safe Teen Driving," 7 pm
Feb 19
President's Day - student holiday 
Feb 19
Spring Sports Tryouts Begin
Feb 21
Band Concert 
Feb 22
Junior Class Dinner and College Night
Feb 28
President's Coffee/PTSA Meeting, 9 am, Cooper MS, Room 130
For a full list of upcoming events, visit the LHS website Events page